It has a lot of rules, should, ifs and buts attached to it by the glorious ‘they’.
For instance right now I’m taking pleasure out of multitasking by watching the movie The Avengers that I’m crazy about right now while typing to you.
I’m even mixing pleasure and business….:0
Even superstars need everyday pleasure and The Avengers… more specifically for me Iron Man (Isn’t he hot??) hits the spot very nicely for me.
In fact it gives me a little energy boost just to see good win over evil. Like when Iron Mans’ suit flies out the window after him or the Hulk throws the alien around like a puppy with his favourite toy.
So my indulgence in my own pleasure got me thinking -why do we deny our pleasure so much?
Do we not want to be full of joy? Or are we afraid of receiving pleasure?
Is that truly you or me or is it an outside energy that we have chosen to take on?
Why is happiness and joy judged so much?
For example: When someone is ‘overly’ happy the comment is “Someone took their happy pills this morning” but it’s encouraged to be stuck in your bad day.
Does that system serve you?
Because I know it unbalances me like being social before breakfast (I’m super grumpy!)
So this is my big point: I want you to live your best life everyday and choosing to receive pleasure from any source that gives you it is a big part of that.
So as I’m sighing after Robert Downey Jr what I like about him most is that he creates his own rules. The best rule he has – allowing himself to change his mind quickly.
He is who he is no matter the challenges. In the first Iron Man he changes from creator of mass destruction to ultimate creator of peace from one experience…
Were there consequences?
Were there extreme opinions about him?
However he followed his own truth and it turned out for the highest good of all.
So while I’m not saying you have to turn your whole life around this is my thought:
What pleasure simple or more are you not allowing yourself?
What are you denying your soul because of ‘they’?
And more importantly what pleasures are you hiding or making secret ‘guilty’ pleasures because of ‘they.’
It’s not exactly cool to be lusting after a super hero in a movie that isn’t new.
Who says ‘Guilty” has to be the prefix for pleasure?
Indulgence in pleasure that lights up your soul make you A happier and B helps you shine your light more which coincidentally affects 100% of the people you are around.
We are all connected deep down and pick up on the subtle energies we can’t see a lot more than we realise.
That’s why I consider it more of a responsibility to indulge in my pleasure and what makes me light up the world.
What would it take for you to light up the world in your own pleasure state of joy?
What could you generate in pleasure to inspire others to also be ok with their own happiness?
So go on I dare you to allow your ‘guilty’ pleasure to be your responsibility for helping spread joy today.
Because how can you contribute to the world without contributing to yourself?
I declare in the hotness of The Avengers, Guilty is no longer the prefix to Pleasure.
So what are you waiting for?
What will it take for you to light up your own world?
Love and Fabuliciousness
P.S here’s my list of what I love about Robert Downey Jr and Iron man:
- Joy in everything – “I’m bringing the party to you”
- Dry humour (NZ has a lot of dry humour so it appeals a lot)
- The wet messy hair look
- He has a lot of awesome cars
- Out of the box thinking
- Very blasé about death defying things: “Jervois, have you ever heard about Jonah and the Whale?”
What’s your list of not so guilty any more pleasure?
Write it down below in the comments and then go do it!